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Electricity Transmission Grid Suffers Total Collapse

Electricity Transmission Grid Suffers Total Collapse
  • PublishedMay 12, 2021

Electricity transmission in Nigeria witnessed serious setback as a result of the total collapse of the power grid on Wednesday.

The development was announced by the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), through a statement by Ndidi Mbah, the company’s General Manager Public Affairs on Wednesday.

Part of the statement reads, “The Transmission Company of Nigeria hereby states that at about 11.01 am today, 12th of May, 2021, there was a total system collapse of the grid as a result of voltage collapse at some parts of the grid.

“TCN commenced grid recovery immediately after the collapse, from Shiroro Generating Station to Katampe TS, Abuja through the Shiroro – Katampe line at 11:29 am, and also through Delta Generating Station to Benin Transmission Substation and has reached Osogbo and parts of Lagos.

“TCN appeals for patience as it works assiduously to ensure full restoration of the grid and consequently power supply to the remaining part of the country.”

However, it is not clear what the extent of the impact of the collapse will be on electricity distribution in the country.

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